The Tioga Point Museum was founded in 1895 by Louise Welles Murray, archaeologist and historian, to give a permanent home to the wealth of history, archaeology, and the art and artifacts of world cultures here in Athens, Pennsylvania.   Often described as " A museum of a museum", this one hundred and twenty year old institution houses a unique and exciting "collection of collections" of local people who traveled the world and gifted our community with eclectic and beautiful  examples of Native American, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, Polynesian, Micronesian, European and Middle Eastern art, objects and books.


The Tioga Point was founded in January 1895 as the Tioga Point Historical Society. The purpose of the museum as stated in the original incorporation was: "To collect and procure relics and records of local and general interest to the former and present inhabitants of Athens and vicinity; to collect and procure genealogical records of the first settlers and their descendants; and to provide proper care for, the preservation of the relics and records so collected by the maintenance of a museum where they are placed."  Over 120 years later, the Tioga Point Museum continues to live out that purpose.

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